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Chronic pain case studies

Chronic pain case studies

This module covers:


●How chronic pain is managed according to the World Health Organization pain ladder

●How to select an appropriate analgesic dose to manage breakthrough pain if it occurs

●How to identify and manage opioid addiction

●The counselling points to cover when advising about the use of fentanyl patches


Download this module - this now also includes the 5 minute test - here


Around 7 million people in the UK suffer from chronic pain; half of these cases are related to back pain. Back pain costs the NHS around £1.3 million daily and causes the loss of around 4.9m working days per year.1


Pain is an unpleasant sensory and emotional experience associated with actual or potential tissue damage, or described in terms of such damage.2 In many cases pain

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